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Wuff the dog teaches children how to get ‘waste wise’

Published: Thursday, 15 December, 2016

Children have been getting ‘waste wise’ with Wuff the dog during school theatre productions, aimed at promoting recycling in the district.

The theatre shows were commissioned by Stroud District Council as part of the updated waste and recycling service.

An actor from Resource Futures has been travelling to primary schools in the district to perform Wuff gets Waste Wise, a production that shows children and their families how they can look after the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling. It also explains how the new recycling service for the district works and how to recycle more waste with the new food waste bins.

The show is 20 minutes of fun, with audience participation and song – plus Wuff the talking dog! It’s aimed at children from Reception to Year 6. So far, the production has been performed at over 40 primary schools in the district.

Simon Pickering, Chair of Stroud District Council’s environment committee, said:

"Whilst it is adults who look after waste and recycling in the home, children can, and do, actively participate in this. In fact, we find that by educating children they are the ones who encourage their parents to recycle more, as young people have a more forward-thinking approach to recycling and the environment.

"We hope the shows will be a fun way for young people to get to know the new recycling and waste service, and to learn about the benefits of recycling in general."

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